Tuesday, November 01, 2005

The Posse Comitatus Act

The Washington Post has a commentary on the Posse Comitatus act, Wake-up call which details the brewing controversy. The emperor wants the power of the military to police the home front. He has militarized our society far more than any of his contemporary predecessors.

If he gets his way, we'll have military directing traffic, military on every street corner, we'll have military building our roads and military busting down our doors, just to check if everything is being done the right way. We'll all be in the military, because there will be no other jobs around.

Read the article, Walter Williams explains it better than I.

Hattip: Old White Lady


Anonymous The Fat Lady Sings said...

I know, honey - but what the fuck do we do? I listened to part of Bush's ‘lets use the bird flu to distract everyone’ speech, and came away from it really pissed off. But what in God's name can we do? Like you, I fear Bush using his remaining years in office to do a rape and pillage that will make the Visigoths destruction of Rome look anemic by comparison. Where are the voices for impeachment? It’s like there was a coup – and the Democrats won’t even raise a peep.

How can we prevent friend Williams’s vision of America from coming true? I write my elected representatives and bitch, but they just continue voting Republican, and my neighbors keep voting them in. I wish I had better ideas – some way to organize all the zeal out here in the blogasphere – but I don’t. Posse Comitatus is one of a host of scary things Bush indicates is on his agenda – but outside of raising holy hell – I don’t know how to stop him.

3:26 PM, November 01, 2005  
Blogger SB Gypsy said...

I write my elected representatives and bitch, but they just continue voting Republican

So do I, and so do mine, but my representatives are Democrats!!!

The only things we can do are:

1. keep talking, in the hope that we can spread the knowledge that will save us,

2. start demonstrating - No-Eyes said that there will be demonstrations and strikes (which are starting to happen)she said the only way to stop the war machine will be to have a tax strike.

- alert: put on your tinfoil hat -

I keep remembering the American Indian No-Eyes prognostications, and she said it will get much worse before it gets better. I have a bad feeling that 2006 will be more of the same.

But, she also said the banks and the stock market will fail, and we will be involved in small wars all over the place - Syria next? They will reinstate a draft, and there will be a tax revolt. Look for the northern lights in the sky all over the world. Yellowstone may blow. (it's due) Those are the signs.

After all that, we who are left will put a new society together in a truly sustainable way, and live in peace.

Goddess, I'm really hoping the last part is true!

4:17 PM, November 01, 2005  
Anonymous The Fat Lady Sings said...

You know - I've been thinking about what you said. I am not familiar with 'No-Eyes' and her prophesies; but I have been concerned with Yellowstone ever since watching a program about its potential. Frankly, if it blows, it would be like an asteroid hitting the United States – just write off all of North America. My husband says I am too concerned with such things, but for a while in my youth, I spent some time with people who were experts on the work of Teilhard de Chardin and Edgar Cayce. Both prophets saw essentially the same things – though, blessedly long after our time on this earth (I hope). It does give one pause, however. What if something like that happens tomorrow? Sometimes it scares the shit out of me. Then when you add our current government into the mix – it’s like we can’t win for trying! As for the here and now – I keep telling myself that humans repeat themselves, and that means Bush and his cronies are survivable. But what if another factor is added?

Did you ever read any of Asimov’s work? His scenarios played well, because they were based on real psychology. The man was a genius, and truly understood the effect mob behavior had in propelling events. He called it ‘psycohistory’, and said it could never be applied because human populations were too low – one would need trillions of people working in accord. I respectfully disagree. At least on one or two points. Asimov posited that a random element could affect even the most carefully coordinated human plan. The introduction of the unexpected – my fear being, Bush might be that catalyst. He is incompetent enough to do worse than start a minor war in the back waters of the world. What then? That’s why I want to actively thwart his agenda. I don’t want the man to have any additional opportunity to fuck up our world.

Anyway – I’ve said my piece. Hope this weekend is a good one for you. Its unseasonably warm down here – I want some cold! Take care-------

1:44 AM, November 05, 2005  
Blogger SB Gypsy said...

Hey FLS,

Frankly, if it blows, it would be like an asteroid hitting the United States – just write off all of North America.

I saw that one too - scary stuff. I don't know about all of North America, I kinda left that one with the idea that it would largly wipe out the center of the nation(the red states), but might also start an ice age. Part of the reason I want to move to the pacific northwest, when hubby retires.

I love Asimov, have read many of his novels, esp the psychohistory thread. I just wish we could hurry up and fulfill his vision.

I'd go to space in a minute, if I had the chance, But my sweetheart would not. He has claustrophobia, and couldn't even imagine being cooped up in a little tin can for the rest of his life... Oh well.

It pains me that our government, thru NASA, is acting like a jail warden - keeping us all down here with every move they make. It's kinda like the powerball: the only guarantee is you can't win if you don't play. Unless we get off this rock, we are destined for extinction, and that's the certainty.

Bush will be survivable, but at what cost to the constitution? And at what cost to the way of life that we know and cherish.

He must be opposed, and I figure, I had a good life here, and I'd rather fight for my children's and grandchildren's(if i ever get any..) rights, and suffer whatever consequences come from that, then to keep quiet, and see them all sold down the river into Bushco ruin!

When you corner a rat, it gets vicious. I've been waiting for Bush to get really vicious, because he's looking more and more like a cornered rat.

10:01 AM, November 05, 2005  

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